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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday May 21 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

More questions about human rights and Canada's free trade agreement with Colombia

The Canadian government's most recent assessment of the impact of its free trade agreement with Colombia on human rights in the Latin American country once again fails to give the real consequences of the agreement, according to Amnesty International Canada, the Indigenous Assembly of First Nations, and the Official Opposition NDP party.

"We're very concerned by the report...because ...

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Canada's glaciers, going, going....

Western Canada’s snow-capped mountains with their literally thousands of glaciers are always a spectacular sight. But that sight is changing, and rapidly.

The glaciers in Canada and Alaska are melting at a phenomenal rate and an American state-of-the-union report on climate change has singled out the rapid melt in British Columbia and Alaska as a major climate-change issue ...

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Uranium mining hearings begin in Quebec

Uranium mining hearings are underway in Quebec. The first of several pre-consultations is taking place in Montreal today and tomorrow.

Gordon Edwards, the head of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, will be in attendance.  He would like to see Quebec follow the lead of the two coastal provinces of British Columbia to the west and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Former Canadian cabinet minister to run for leadership of province of Alberta's conservative party

Former Canadian federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice promised to bring transparency and trust back to Alberta's Progressive Conservative party in front of a packed room at his official campaign launch in downtown Edmonton Wednesday morning (May 21).

“I am running because I believe Alberta has before it, right now, an opportunity to achieve great things,” he said. “It’s going ...

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Prince Charles and Camilla wrap Canadian visit in Winnipeg

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, had a busy schedule on their last day in Canada, and a controversy following them.  Their visits to the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island ended yesterday and they flew to Winnipeg, Manitoba last night.

Private comment comparing Vladimir Putin to Hitler, makes global headlines

The controversy originated ...

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It’s a first for Canada, and it’s a girl!

They are still ecstactic at the animal park known as African Lion Safari in Cambridge southern Ontario, about 100 kilometres west of Toronto.

They are announcing the successful birth of the first artificially inseminated giraffe in Canada.

Although the baby giraffe, named “Safari” was born on Dec 31, the park has kept the news quiet until ...

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Oliver Jones honoured by Montreal

Oliver Jones, the jazz master of Montreal, was honored yesterday.  The prolific jazz pianist was named a Citizen of Honour at Montreal's City Hall.  It is an hommage to his 75-year career.


Honoured by Canada Post with a stamp ...

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May 21, 1901, one of the world’s greatest sailing exploits begins.

It was a trip involving raging storms, allegations of a murder, shipwreck, potential cannibals, and a cast of characters of varying degrees of colourful and dubious backgrounds.

Inspired by the solo circumnavigation of the globe by Nova Scotian Joshua Slocum, several other daring feats of sail were proposed. Each proposal was an attempt to outdo the original feat of ...

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Canadian children, not very active

The annual report on children's activity puts Canada near the back of the pack compared with other countries.

In presenting it’s 10th annual report on physical activity levels of children and youth, Active Healthy Kids Canada compared Canadian kids to children in 14 other countries

Lots of opportunity, not so much activity

Surprisingly Canada ranks ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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